PSA (Public Service Announcements)

 

Public Sector Career Center (ENDS OCT 21)

GuilfordWorks is hosting the Public Sector Career Fair from 9am to 1pm, Thursday, October 21, at the Windsor Community Center in Greensboro. Job seekers can engage with employers to discuss available positions, preferred skills and training, hiring, and interview processes. Applicants must provide a resume and have an active NCWorks registration. For more information, visit GuilfordWorks.org.

 

Adaptive Lacrosse Clinic (ENDS OCT 24)

The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department’s Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation Unit will host an adaptive lacrosse clinic from 3-4:30 pm, Sunday, October 24, at Northwest Guilford High School’s tennis courts, 5240 Northwest School Road. The program is free for individuals 6 and older. To register, visit greensboro-nc.gov and search “lacrosse.”

 

Hydrant Testing (ENDS OCT 25)

Throughout the month of October, the Pinecroft Sedgefield Fire District will conduct their semi-annual fire hydrant testing. If you notice a resulting discoloration in your water, this is only temporary.  It is not harmful in any way and can be cleared up by running the water for a few minutes. This testing also includes all hydrants in the Jamestown area. For more information, call 336-299-4421.

 

A&T State Health Plan Open Enrollment (ENDS OCT 29)

The North Carolina A&T State University Human Resources Division would like to announce that the State Health Plan 2022 Open Enrollment will begin October 11th and end on October 29th. For more information or to enroll, visit SHPNC.ORG. Or call the Eligibility and Enrollment Support Center at 855-859-0966.

 

FGCC Free Meal Giveaway (ENDS OCT 30)

Full Gospel Christian Center will be feeding the community in its Free Meal Giveaway, Saturday, October 30, from 1-4pm, at 4618 Creekview Road in McLeansville. Individuals will be allowed to drive thru and pick up their free meal on site. This event is open to the public. For more information, email fgccnc@gmail.com call 336-375-2994.

 

UCON Food Fest (ENDS OCT 30)

UCON, United Communications Outreach Network is sponsoring a Homecoming “Good Eats” Food Fest at Lebauer Park on Saturday, October 30th from 2 to 7 pm. Vendor spots are still available. Lebauer Park is located at 208 North Davie Street in downtown Greensboro. Additional information is available at 336-324-8045, or via email at ucontalent@gmail.com. UCON is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

 

SJBC Community Fall Festival (ENDS OCT 31)

St. James Baptist Church will host its Community Fall Festival Sunday, October 31st, from 2-4pm, at 536 West Florida Street in Greensboro. In addition to the normal fun, food, and fellowship, this year attendees will be able to avail of a free vaccination or COVID test. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 336-273-0822.

 

Audition for Wolves of Ravensbruk (ENDS NOV 04)

Creative Greensboro is holding auditions for the New Play Project winner “Wolves of Ravensbruk,” written by Sally Kinka and directed by Todd Fisher. Actors are invited to submit pre-recorded monologues for the first round of auditions by November 4. More information, as well as the submission form, can be found at creativegreensboro.com.

 

New Play Project (ENDS NOV 12)

Creative Greensboro is now accepting submissions from North Carolina residents and student playwrights for the 2023 New Play Project. For your chance to win a cash prize along with a workshop production of the selected play, submit your entry by the November 12th deadline. For more information or to download the submission instructions, visit creativegreensboro.com.

 

Adaptive Sports Expo (Disc. NOV 13)

The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department’s Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation unit will host an Adaptive Sports Expo, Saturday, November 13, from 1-5 pm, at the Greensboro Sportsplex, 2400 Sixteenth St. Participants are invited to try a variety of adaptive sports – which use amended rules or equipment to help people with disabilities enjoy the game. For more information, call 336-373-2954.

 

Adult Basketball Registration (Disc. NOV 14)

The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registration for the winter Women’s and Men’s Adult Basketball leagues. Face coverings will be required for participants, officials, and spectators. Register online at greensboro-nc.gov/athletics or in-person at the Greensboro Sportsplex. For additional information, contact Monique Floyd at 336-373-2946.

 

Rockingham County Toy Drive (Disc. NOV 15)

For the second year, the Rockingham County firefighters and Fire Marshal’s Office have organized a toy drive for the children and parents in the UNC Burn Center. Your donation will go straight to these families. Please drop off your new, unopened, unwrapped toys in one of the many collection boxes across Rockingham County through November 15. For more information, visit rockinghamcountync.gov.

 

GSO Water Cut Off (Disc. NOV 30)

The City of Greensboro Water Resources has resumed normal water cut off procedures for non-payment. Accounts with a high balance and no payment received or accounts not covered under a payment plan will be disconnected first. Payment plans can be arranged by calling the City’s Contact Center at 336-373-2489.

 

GSO Youth Basketball (Disc. NOV 30)

Greensboro Parks and Recreation is now registering for youth basketball for children ages 5-16 and youth cheerleading for ages 5-13. Returning participants may register online at greensboro-nc.gov/athletics. First-time participants may register in person at their neighborhood recreation center during normal business hours. For more information, contact Mel Melton at 336-373-7502.

 

First Step Career Readiness Program (ENDS DEC 02)

The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with NCWorks NextGen and the Greensboro Housing Authority, will host First Step, a five-week “Work and Career Readiness” program for adults 18-24. The sessions will take place Tuesdays, from Noon - 2pm, November 2nd to December 2nd, at 1700 Orchard St. For more information, visit greensboro-nc.gov and search “first step.”

 

Creative Greensboro's Opus Series (ENDS DEC 11)

Creative Greensboro presents its Opus Series this fall with six concerts, featuring the work of talented ensembles from the region. These free concerts will take place between November 7 and December 11 at various Greensboro venues. Some venues are requiring a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination for attendance. For a concert schedule or to learn more, visit creativegreensboro.com.

 

Saturday Morning Art (ENDS DEC 18)

As part of the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department’s Saturday Morning Art program, North Carolina A&T State University art students will guide children ages 5-12 through a fun and relaxing painting session, from 11 am to 12:30 pm, one Saturday a month at the Windsor Recreation Center. Snacks will be provided; space is limited. To register, visit greensboro-nc.gov and search “Saturday morning.”

 

Self-Advocate Discussion Series (ENDS DEC 30)

The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities is hosting a monthly self-advocate discussion series to boost the voices and messages of North Carolinians who identify as individuals with disabilities, with conditions, or as self-advocates for influencing social and systems change. For more information, visit NCCDD.org and search “discussion series 2021.”

 

Master Gardener Volunteer Grants (ENDS JAN 11)

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers are offering grants to help with start-up expenses for community gardens. In addition to Grant funds, recipients will be assigned a Master Gardener volunteer as a garden mentor. Apply before the January 11th deadline at go.ncsu.edu/communitygardengrant. Or request a paper application by calling 336-641-2401.

 

The Youth Cypher Series (ENDS FEB 16)

The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department invites kids and teens 10-18 to be a part of Xperience@Caldcleugh’s The Youth Cypher Series, a kid’s open mic for music, poetry, and art, hosted by Josephus Thompson III, from 6-8 pm, one Wednesday a month, at 1700 Orchard St. For more information or to register, visit greensboro-nc.gov and search “cypher series.”

 

Progressive Toastmasters

Due to COVID -19 procedures, Progressive Toastmasters will be meeting virtually by Zoom Conference Call on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 pm. This is an opportunity to improve the quality of your presentations, impromptu speaking skills, and of course networking! Everyone is welcome to Toastmasters weekly meetings. For the registration link, please contact Gail Torres at gail2813@aol.com.

 

Take Me Home

The Greensboro Police Department will be participating in the “Take Me Home” program. “Take Me Home” is a free program that allows family members and legal guardians to upload critical information for individuals with a cognitive impairment or developmental disability in the event that a registered individual encounters law enforcement or is reported missing. For more information, visit: greensboro-nc.gov/TakeMeHome

 

Guilford County Schools

- Guilford County School’s youth crisis hotline, 336-332-7295, is currently open to students dealing with anxiety, depression, abuse, suicidal thoughts, hunger, or any other form of crisis. For emergency, you should still call 911. Additionally, the GCS general information line, 336-332-7290, can be used Monday through Friday from 8 am – 7 pm.

 

TRIAD Goodwill Accepts Food Donations

A lot of people don’t know this, but Triad Goodwill accepts food donations and routes them to local food banks. Non-perishable food items are collected in all 23 Donation Centers located in Guilford, Alamance, Randolph, Rockingham and Caswell counties. For more information, call 336-544-5305 or visit triadgoodwill.org.

 

Styrofoam Recycling

While foam and Styrofoam aren’t recyclable in Greensboro’s recycling program, residents and businesses that want to recycle foam may now bring it to 1310 W. Gate City Blvd. Foam dropped off at this location will be made into picture frames and molding in New Jersey. Proceeds from the sale of foam will go back to support Tiny House Community Development’s efforts to reduce homelessness in the Triad. For more info, call 919-622-3303.

 

GSO Virtual Programming for Social Distancing

Staff with Greensboro Public Library, the Parks and Recreation Department, and Field Operations have been creating videos and posting activities to help residents stay active, get creative, and learn something while social distancing. Virtual programming includes story times, exercise classes, craft activities, scavenger hunts, and more. For updated links to these great resources, go to Greensboro-NC.gov/PlayAtHome.

 

Glass Recycling

The City of Greensboro is no longer accepting glass, large plastic items, pots and pans, and shredded paper in its recycling program. Visit greensboro-nc.gov/recycle for locations you can recycle glass going forward.

 

Library Makerspace

Greensboro Public Library invites both kids and adults to explore the 3D printers, cameras, audio production equipment, and sewing machines within one of its various Makerspaces. For more info, call 336-335-5430.